Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ABC Wednesday - E is for Etherow Country Park


Etherow Country Park, established in 1968, was one of Britain's first country parks.


The lake was created to service the water needs of Compstall Mill, built in the 1820s. The estate is presently being regenerated. See Ask about Compstall.


The park is also home to the Etherow Country Park Sailing Club.

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24 comments:

  1. Hi Gerald, What a wonderfull park, I really would like to walk there and feed the ducks (sweans?)


    Happy ABC
    from JoAnn's D Eyes/Holland

    www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

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  2. It's great that old buildings and certainly those with historic significance can get a new life through regeneration. Will it be a hotel? Or apartments? I could not find that out from their site.

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  3. eee by gum Gerald! Excellent choice. I love your sojourns.

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  4. A place teeming with life seemingly. One sat me wondering: Since there is sailing club, is it possible to get down to the Irish sea or something via the canals?

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  5. Pretty park and it's great that that the estate is being regenerated. It's important for the next generation.

    MY ABC Wednesday post is at
    More of Me - EG

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  6. A park is so important for a community! Your park is so pretty! It's a shame, that the only park we have here will be sacrificed to the building of new houses.

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  7. Re you comment: An approximate pronunciation might be:

    "Ei" is a diphthong pronounced like your letter "A"

    "d" is straight forward

    "e" like the first "E" in Edinburgh.

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  8. What a beautiful park.It would be nice to just stroll around there,someday.

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  9. That's a beautiful park. Looks like a great place to take a walk and enjoy nature.

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  10. This makes me wish to stroll by that lovely lake with a sackful of bread crumbs to feed the waterfowl!

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  11. One of the first I never knew that. It's avery Norther sounding place name. Looks like a place I'd happily waste too much time with the camera.

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  12. What a beautiful park! I would be in heaven with my camera photographing the birds :)

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  13. Beautiful photos of a beautiful park...

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  14. A gorgeous spot. It would be easy to spend sun-time there, reading, watching and absorbing...

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  15. A lovely place to stroll. I think I would like to go there.

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  16. Greate work. I love it! Have a fun abc:)

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  17. Oh, your park is just beautiful! I love to take Kaish to the park to feed the ducks! It is one of my favorite things!

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  18. Your photos are beautiful, Gerald; postcard perfect! What a lovely place.

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  19. We have a country park here, but there is no mill. I think the mill makes it much more interesting!

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  20. ooks beautiful and great to take a walk

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  21. Truly wonderful park. You photos brought back so much memory of our brief life living in England so many years ago.

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